Moving Toward Montgomery February 2023

Brothers and Sisters in the North Central District, This February, I would like to invite you to join a small group on NCD pastors and church leaders as we head back to Montgomery, AL. The goal of this trip is simple; we want to see ground truth on race and ethnicity....

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Remembering the Persecuted

Greetings in Christ.  It is time again to raise the awareness of persecuted Christians around the world.   Every church should remember the persecuted church on at least one Sunday a year.  According to Open Doors, more than 360,000,000 Christians face extreme...

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Updates from ReachGlobal

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ.  In August, I was with the ReachGlobal CONNECT team.  Their focus is connecting churches to strategic, global relationships to fulfill the Great Commission.  Here are some highlights to share with your mission...

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Questions for Your Mission Team

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ.  Kathy and I love to meet with church mission teams and hear what they are doing in their churches.  Some teams need help, some need direction, some need encouragement, some need to restart, and some are doing...

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Standing Amazed!

Psalm 66:5  "Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!" At nearly every turn, refugees face crises: Learning a new language Adapting to a new culture Even coping with a different climate Added to these is the crisis of finding housing. Recently,...

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Translating the Great Commission

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders, Greetings in Christ. There is an ongoing need to talk about and teach the Great Commission in our churches. I remember years ago during an EFCA National Conference in St. Paul, there were sidewalk interviewers asking the question,...

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District Conference 2022 Recap

At the end of April we enjoyed our first regular-format in-person gathering in three years.  New Hope Church hosted the event for 300+ participants.  Sam Huggard preached incisive messages from 2 Timothy 2, connecting the text to life and ministry in practical ways. ...

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What Can We Do For Ukraine?

Greetings in Christ.  The war started in Ukraine on February 24th.  We have all seen the pictures and devastation of what has been happening in Ukraine.  I heard recently on a mission Zoom call from MissioNexus that there are 1 to 1.5 million believers in Ukraine. ...

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